Telatrygon acutirostra


Classification: Elasmobranchii Myliobatiformes Dasyatidae

Reference of the original description
NISHIDA, K. & NAKAYA, K. (1988)
A new species of the genus Dasyatis (Elasmobranchii: Dasyatididae) from Southern Japan and lectotype designation of D. zugei. Japanese Journal of Ichthyology, 35 (2): 115–123

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Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Dasyatis acutirostra, Dasyatis microphthalma, Dasyatis microphthalmus, Himantura microphthalma, Himantura microphthalmus

Telatrygon acutirostra

Dasyatis acutirostra
Holotype: HUMZ: 97435; Paratype: FAKU: 101210; HUMZ: 107599; HUMZ: 107598; HUMZ: 107597; HUMZ: 107596; HUMZ: 107595; HUMZ: 107594; HUMZ: 107593; HUMZ: 107591; HUMZ: 107590; HUMZ: 107589; HUMZ: 107587; HUMZ: 107585; HUMZ: 107583; HUMZ: 107584; HUMZ: 107592; HUMZ: 107588; HUMZ: 107586; MTUF: 25267; USNM: 51358;
Himantura microphthalma
Holotype: NTUM: (apparently (lost)

Description :

Citation: Telatrygon acutirostra (NISHIDA & NAKAYA, 1988): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras,, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 02/2021

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Common names
eng Sharpnose stingray

Northwest Pacific: off the coast of southern Japan and the East China Sea (Ref. 7445). Range extension reported from the Gulf of Guayaquil, Ecuador (Ref. 74597). Source:

Exhibit ovoviparity (aplacental viviparity), with embryos feeding initially on yolk, then receiving additional nourishment from the mother by indirect absorption of uterine fluid enriched with mucus, fat or protein through specialised structures [733]. Distinct pairing with embrace [17086].

Size / Weight / Age
10.6 cm WD (male/unsexed; [3752])

demersal; marine; depth range 53 - 142 m (Ref. 58018)

shark-references Species-ID=14633;